TOPS Summer Orientation

The College Orientation and Transition Assessment (COTA) Summer Orientation is held over a 1-week period. We accept applications during January-March 31 annually.

The program is designed for students who are:

  • Students starting the TOPS Program, or 
  • Students entering their last 1-2 years of high school

During the program, students experience:

  • First look of the TOPS Program 
  • Immersive college life experience at The Ohio State University
  • Recreation and events on campus and off-campus in the Columbus area
  • College-level classes that focus on skills needed to succeed in college
  • Trial work experiences, informational interviews and/or job shadow opportunities.

All students will receive a Comprehensive Student Transition Assessment Report (STAR) shortly after the conclusion of the program. The report provides information regarding the student’s knowledge, skills and current levels of performance across the 4 transition areas, and can be integrated into the student’s IEP planning process for those returning back to high school. 

Click here for TOPS COTA Application 

Transition Services

257 McCampbell Hall
1581 Dodd Drive
Columbus, OH 43210

(T) 614-685-3185
(F) 614-366-6373
(E) transitions@osumc.edu

Program Director/Principal Investigator: Margaretha Izzo, Ph.D.